Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention to arrive safely in a pretty well preserved body. But rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming loudly — Wow! What a ride!

James Clifford Caudill, 92, of Lansing, N.C., died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Margate Health and Rehab Center.

Winona Eldreth Church, better known as Nona, 92 of Fleetwood, N.C., passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Gypsy Fannelle Reed Goss, 84, of Warrensville, N.C., and Bristol, TN, passed away Saturday morning surrounded by her family, at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Charles L. Foust Jr., 64, of Oxford, Ohio, passed away in a tragic car accident on February 26, 2019.

John Keith Greene, 81 of Fleetwood, N.C., died March 5, 2019 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Dr. Dawes B. Graybeal, 89, of Cary, N.C., passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Carl Evan Hanlon, Sr., 83, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Sunday March 3, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

William L. Denny, 95, of Bel Air, MD passed away on March 1, 2019 at his home.

Dorothy Janes Davis, 95, of Waynesville, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Ashe Assisted Living in West Jefferson, N.C.

Rita Faye Bentley Townsend, 60, of Lenoir, N.C., passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019, at Caldwell UNC Healthcare.

Mrs. Millie Pauline (Velma) Eastridge, 88, of Mountain City, Tennessee, formerly of Creston, North Carolina passed away peacefully on February 20, 2019 surrounded by her family.

Mr. Robert L. Cox, 100 of Warrensville, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Judith Renee Powers Kilby, 69 of Lansing, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

On Saturday, February, 16, 2019 our Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, Sylvia Dean Roark, earned her angel wings and is dancing and singing with God and the angels after a long, hard-fought battle with Alzheimers, at the age of 86.

Scott Turnmyre, 59, of Crumpler, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Mary Katherine (Kate) Graybeal Rice of Greenwood, S.C., wife of Dr. William T. Rice, died February 12, 2019 after a brief illness.

Mrs. Glenda Ann Allen, 81, of Creston, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, February 12, 2019 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

James Leet Vannoy, 92, of Austinville, VA died peacefully Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Carrington Place in Wytheville, VA.

Freeman Rudy Greer, 91, of Creston, North Carolina, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening, February 9, 2019, at the Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Johnny Dale Denny, 64, of Warrensville, N.C., went to his Heavenly home Thursday, February 7, 2019, at his residence following a period of declining health.

Patricia Lynn Worth, 59, of 616 Reynolds Road, Sparta, N.C., passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Wilma Wheeler Greene, 79, of Idlewild Road, Fleetwood, N.C., passed away Tuesday morning, February 5, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Mary Ellen Osborne Eller, 80, of Jefferson, N.C., formerly of Adelphi, MD, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Ashe Assisted Living.

James Haden Rash, 79, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

John C. Mullis, 82, of Lansing, N.C., passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, at his home.

Mr. A.C. Yale, Jr., 89 of Hays, N.C., passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Forsyth Medical Center.

Betty Jo Seymore Davis, 81, of North Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehab Center.

Dorothy Irene Keller, 80, died Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Woltz Hospice Home in Dobson, NC.

Mrs. Ida Belle McNeill Brown, 81, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Monday, January 21, 2019, at her home.

Donald Victor Schuster, 91, of Jefferson, N.C., died Sunday morning, January 20, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Herbert Curtis Taylor, 89, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019, at Wilkes Senior Village.

Mr. Bennie Leonard Sheets, 88 of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, January 16, 2018, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.

Buford Stanley Wilson Jr., 72, of West Jefferson, N.C., died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Janet Faye Marsh Zeller, 70, of Glendale Springs, N.C., died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Watauga Medical Center.

Beloved mother, Jacqueline (Jackie) Bennett Fisher, of Lansing, N.C., passed away peacefully at Novant Health Huntersville on Sunday, January 13th surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Ina Ruth Phillips East, 100, of Ashe County, N.C., passed away Saturday morning, January 12, 2019, at Forest Ridge Assisted Living.

Michael Shane Harless, 59 of West Jefferson, N.C., died on Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home in Statesville.

Mrs. Kathleen Woodie Hege, 93, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at White Oak Manor, Rock Hill, S.C.

Mrs. Mattie Jones Cooper, 89, of Jefferson, N.C., passed away Saturday morning, January 5, 2019, at Margate Health and Rehab Center.

Mr. George Edwin Houck, better known as Edwin, 89, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Wednesday morning, January 2, 2019, at Ashe Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Audra Irene Powers, better known as Irene, 90, of Jefferson, N.C., died on Friday, January 4, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

Hubert Max Preston, 85, died on December 29th at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Diana Bare Goodman,60, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 24, 2018.

Mrs. Shirley Ann Shaw Howell, 81, of West Jefferson, N.C., passed away Thursday morning, December 27, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Wilkesboro, N.C.

Mr. Carl Dean Boggs, 60 of Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home.

Mrs. Mary Anne Fairchild Hartzog, 86 of Wilkesboro, N.C., passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her home in the Champion-Mt. Pleasant Community.